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Re: Computer instablility; blinking monitor, freezing computer
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2008, 05:50:35 PM »
Not really...but it does tell us that something in your XP install was wonked.
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    Re: Computer instablility; blinking monitor, freezing computer
    « Reply #31 on: May 18, 2008, 10:50:11 PM »
    Ok, I was wrong.  This problem's still going on, even with Vista.  However... Vista has this alert thing that alerts you if something goes wrong. 

    So while playing MapleStory, the computer froze for about 20 seconds then it unfroze.  A few minutes later, I minimize the game and I see this thing:



    So, how do I fix this buggy driver?

    (P.S. - It didn't freeze just today, it froze again the day I posted on this thread again saying it wasn't freezing anymore.

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    Re: Computer instablility; blinking monitor, freezing computer
    « Reply #32 on: May 19, 2008, 05:02:01 PM »
    I can see, you have on-board video with up to 128MB of integrated RAM.
    What do those games say about amount of RAM needed to play them?

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      Re: Computer instablility; blinking monitor, freezing computer
      « Reply #33 on: May 19, 2008, 06:39:22 PM »
      Here's a copy&pasted list of minimum required specs to play MapleStory, along with recommended specs:

      [Minimum Requirements]
      CPU: Celeron 500MHz
      RAM: 64MB
      HDD: 300MB Disk Space
      OS: MS Windows 98/ME/2K/XP
      VGA: 3D Acceleration Card
      SOUND: None
      NETWORK: 56kbps Modem

      [Recommended Settings]
      CPU: P3-700MHz or higher
      RAM: 128MB RAM
      HDD: 500MB Disk Space
      OS: MS Windows 98/ME/2K/XP
      VGA: 3D Acceleration Card
      SOUND: 16bit Sound Card
      NETWORK: Cable Modem

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      Re: Computer instablility; blinking monitor, freezing computer
      « Reply #34 on: May 19, 2008, 07:12:30 PM »
      Reading your video card specs, I can't see anything about "3D Acceleration". Would that be a reason for lags?

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        Re: Computer instablility; blinking monitor, freezing computer
        « Reply #35 on: May 21, 2008, 09:30:41 AM »
        Well, dxdiag says I do have 3D Accel.  It says it's enabled, along with DirectDraw Acceleration and AGP Texture Acceleration.  Also, I searched "nvlddmkm" on Google, and the results that popped up were pretty surprising.  Alot of people using the GeForce 6600 video card are having the same problems as I am.  A few people are able to fix it, but their solutions don't seem to work for others, only themselves.  And on top of that, each person's solution is different than the other's.  Here's one of the threads:  http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=38941

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        Re: Computer instablility; blinking monitor, freezing computer
        « Reply #36 on: May 21, 2008, 06:52:39 PM »
        Yeah, there has been a problem going on between Vista, and nVidia video, but I have no idea what else to advice you.

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          Re: Computer instablility; blinking monitor, freezing computer
          « Reply #37 on: May 21, 2008, 08:50:49 PM »
          I was thinking the same.  From what I've seen from other people having the same problem as I have,  I think I'm better off just buying a new video card.  Well, thanks for all the help Broni. :D

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          Re: Computer instablility; blinking monitor, freezing computer
          « Reply #38 on: May 21, 2008, 08:54:00 PM »
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          I think I'm better off just buying a new video card
          Probably the best option.